LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was recently awarded the first-ever Joe Curtin Legislative Advocacy Award.
Outman was nominated by a constituent who suggested the senator as a worthy candidate due to his work to address the substitute teacher shortage in Michigan and protect the pensions of those who spent decades earning their retirement.
The award was named in honor of State and Local Legislative Co-Chair of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) Joe Curtin, who spent decades of his life advocating on behalf of Michigan’s retired teachers and being their voice in the state’s Capitol. Members of MARSP, along with Curtin’s family, sought to carry on his legacy by establishing an annual award that embodies his lifelong dedication to serving others.
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